Energy Saving Tips in a Supermarket Business

December 6, 2015 Energy Efficiency

Owners and operators of grocery stores and supermarkets very well know that energy efficiency is an important factor for the business’ success. Most supermarkets run more than 8 hours a day. Air conditioning systems and refrigerators are all turned on during this time period, which means that electricity also keeps on running.

Top tips for saving energy for your supermarket business

There are a many ways to save money on electricity whilst keeping your business running smoothly. We list down some tips below to keep your supermarket business energy-efficient.

Refrigeration

  1. Keep the door of all refrigerators shut as much as possible.

Refrigerators and freezers should be kept shut when not in use to avoid the temperature from going up and down, and potentially affect the food quality. Moreover, it would help to ensure that the refrigerator door seals are closed tightly to prevent the warm air from entering the unit.

  1. The refrigerators’ temperature settings must be checked often.

Temperature should be set according to your manufacturer’s standards. If temperature is set lower than the advised setting, energy is wasted.

  1. Clean the cooling coils.

Cooling coils accumulate dirt, dust, and ice over time and will affect your refrigerators’ performance. Make sure to have it checked regularly so it can be properly maintained.

Air Conditioning

  1. Change the air filter on your AC regularly.

Check the AC’s filter once a month. There will be months like winter and summer when the AC is used more often than normal. This can mean a dirtier air filter in just a couple of weeks so upon checking and the air filter is dirty, replace it even if it hasn’t been a month yet. A dirty filter will cause the AC to use more energy which can mean a higher cost of electricity.

  1. Have your air conditioning equipment checked and maintained yearly.

Preventive maintenance of your air conditioner can help detect potential problems in the system. Thus the proper fix can be performed right away, helping you save money on repair cost. Also, these systems run efficiently and provide optimum performance when issues are detected early, thus reducing the likelihood of higher energy bills.

  1. Have a programmable thermostat installed.

This is advised for areas that aren’t usually occupied by your employees, like the warehouses and stock rooms. Since there aren’t many people in the room, the thermostat can adjust the temperature accordingly.

Contact Clements Air Conditioning

For years, Clements has been helping businesses like supermarkets and grocery stores in the Newcastle and Hunter region and nearby areas in NSW acquire more savings on their energy bills. We are the trusted experts when it comes to refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Call us today at (02) 4932 3833 and we’ll help you make your business energy-efficient!

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